Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
on the same pakistan-based group that attacked mumbai in 2008. this time, mumbai was better prepared, but the violence would inflame tension between two old enemies, india and pakistan, both nuclear powers. richard engel, nbc news, cairo. >>> and here in our new york studios our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. andr andrea, i don't need to tell you, this is your line of work. you ask any u.s. official what keeps you up at night, and they answer, these two countries, nuclear nations, and especially pakistan. >> pakistan is about to pass france as the fifth greatest nuclear power in the world and they're on a hair trigger. there's no hot line between india and pakistan, only last week, diplomats from both countries meeting out at stanford university trying to talk about establishing a hotline. so unlike the cold war, there is no communication, they could have an accident. this time india has said in the past that they were restrained three years ago when it was proved that pakistan was behind the attack, they were restrained by the u.s., by the rest of the world, th
Jul 9, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of pakistan. he also revealed that up to 20 top al qaeda leaders from pakistan, yemen, and somalia were identified from laden's compound and are now on america's target list. topping that list, american-born clericÑi anwar al awlaki, leade of al qaeda in yemen, considered the greatest terrorist threat to the united states, the so-called christmas day bomber, was trained and equipped by al qaeda in yemen. panetta confirmed today that the cia has joined the u.s. military in launching air strikes aimed at taking out the leadership of al qaeda in yemen and warned the u.s. must remain relentless in pursuit of al qaeda. >> i think now is the moment, now is the moment, following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> reporter: despite the progress, panetta warns that al qaeda still remains a serious threat, and even after his success at the cia in bringing down bin laden, panetta says that al qaeda itself will still be a top priority of his in his new job at the pentagon. lester.
Jul 20, 2011 4:00am PDT
this morning. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to tilt u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> a mother and her three young daughters died when their vehicle drove into a washed out section of a wyoming highway and was swept away by a raging creek. only the father managed to escape. >>> in california witnesses say a hiker was swept over a waterfall at yosemite national park. a search and rescue operation was suspended overnight and will resume in the morning. >>> this morning in shanghai eight-time all-star 7'6" center yao ming announced his retirement from the nba at age 30 due to a series of foot and leg injuries. nba commissioner david stern called the chinese star "a testament to the globalization of our game." >>> for the second time in a week sicily's mount etna has has spewed lava and molten rock closing down the i
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm PDT
the pentagon released a tape seized in sunday's raid in pakistan, purported to be osama bin laden's last will and testament. the tape runs about three minutes. [ cheers and applause ]
Jul 2, 2011 3:35am PDT
to cut off military aid to pakistan. or as one guy put it -- [ imitating bill clinton ] "that's not the first time she's threatened to cut something off. [ laughter and applause ] and she'll do it. she will do it." darryl. some tech news -- there are reports that twitter will start putting ads in user's timelines. that's going to be weird. right? it's going to be like, "i'm so sad. last night, my grandma passed away quietly in her sleep. do the dew!" [ laughter ] check this out, a european aircraft company is building a high speed jet that can go from new york to london in an hour. seriously? how about a jet that can go from the gate to the runway in an hour? [ laughter and applause ] that would be something -- that'd be something i want to see, man! you get it? >> steve: shame on you! uh! >> jimmy: shame on you. that's your new show, right? "shame on you." >> steve: yep. got it from arnold diaz. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey, you guys hear about this? a hot dog company in chicago is suing a rival company for stealing its secret recipe. just what we need, another weiner scandal.
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
.s. relations with pakistan are getting icier as drone attacks are intensifying following this suspension of one-third to u.s. military aid to pakistan. u.s. slammed pakistan's reluctance to fight afghan militants along its border. >>> a government accountability report released today finds the system for detecting medicaid and medicare fraud are inadequate and underused. billion of dollars and claims are paid out each year, according to the report. >>> final spacewalk of the nasa era is conducted today. it won't be conducted by atlanta's astronauts. two space station residents will execute the walk to retrieve a broken pump. meantime, the landing plan for the "atlantis" has changed. it will now touchdown in the predawn hours of july 21st at the kennedy space center. >>> meantime, all eyes are going to be on sergeant scott moore at the marine corps ball this november when he shows up with movie star mila kunis on his arm. he asked her to the ball on youtube. take a look. >> hey, mila. sergeant moore. you can call me scott. i just want to take a moment out of my day to ask you to the marine corps
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
a role in this. pakistan condemned the bombings as they started talking again about the differences since the 2008 attacks. natalie? >> michelle kosinski, thank you. secretary of state hillary clinton heads to turkey as she kicks off a 12-day tour, topping her to do list, increasing pressure on moammar gadhafi. she said his days in power are quote numbered. >>> a water war is being waged on capitol hill where the house passed a bill that would cut the epa power to overrule decisions on water quality. the white house threatened to veto the bill saying it would undue four decades of progress. >>> will she or won't she? former alaska governor sarah palin said she'll announce her plans for the 2012 presidential race in late august or early september. what she is saying now though is she believes she could beat president obama and could not see herself campaigning for one of the current candidates. >>> astronauts from the shuttle "atlantis" and international space station will get time off. the final shuttle has been in orbit for a week. the crew has been delivering food and supplies to last t